Stargazing collection

Experience the starriest skies in England

Vast inky skies filled with thousands of shimmering stars, comets and the Milky Way are a defining feature of the Northumbrian countryside. Far removed from light pollution, the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – which comprises 572 square miles of Gold Tier Dark Skies – boasts the most pristine and clear skies in the whole of the UK, making it the top spot for stargazing.

We’re lucky to have some stellar properties located within the boundary of the Dark Sky Reserve; each perfectly placed for admiring the incredible night skies. Fitted with telescopes and binoculars, or with the option to include a stargazing kit when you stay, our Stargazing collection properties are set up to offer you a spectacular dark sky experience.

Please note that each holiday cottage will be set up differently for stargazing.

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The Maple Rothbury, Northumberland

Gaze down Upper Coquetdale from your regal perch on top of the world.

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The Star Barn Ingram Valley, Northumberland

Surrounded by the stunning scenery of Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park, The Star Barn is very aptly named, sitting in one of the best 'dark skies' astronomy areas of the country.

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The Old Barn Rothbury, Northumberland

Beautifully remote, Kidlandlee is a place where you can find your inner escape from it all, where the magical light of breaking dawn will give way to evenings of star gazing under the dark night sky of the Northumberland National Park.

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Wagtail Greenhead, Northumberland

Couples can disconnect from daily life at this romantic, rural base, on a sustainability-focused farm close to Hadrian’s Wall.

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The Elm Rothbury, County Durham

Steal away for a romantic stay deep  in the scenic Northumberland National Park.

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Tutor's Lodge Rothbury, Northumberland

A cottage of two halves that blends history and contemporary architecture in a truly wild setting

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Dipper Cottage Rothbury, Northumberland

Surrounded by the beautifully rugged hills of the Upper Coquet Valley in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, this really is a place to escape the crowds and get away from it all.

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The Hemmel Rothbury, Northumberland

Off-grid and far-flung, yet staunchly eco-friendly, this romantic bolthole is perfect for fans of brilliant views, bicycle rides, good hikes or large skies.

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Chaffinch Cottage Rothbury, Northumberland

For lovers of the great outdoors or those seeking a blissful escape from it all, the beautifully secluded location of Chaffinch Cottage offers good-life living where the landscape takes centre stage.

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Walltown Byre Greenhead, Northumberland

A true one-off, Walltown Byre is an eclectic country retreat that blends cutting-edge design and contemporary art with unabashed fun and a dose of philanthropy

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